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October 10, 2012

ADL Releases New Report on Anti-Semitism Featured on Iran’s English-Language Press TV

While Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad may no longer be in New York, his hateful messages continue to be spread in the U.S. and around the world through Iran’s official English-language propaganda network, Press TV.

ADL has released a new report titled Iran’s Press TV: Broadcasting Anti-Semitism to the English Speaking World which analyzes the network as “one of the world’s leading dispensers of conspiratorial anti-Semitism in English” and exposes the American anti-Semites, conspiracy theorists and Holocaust deniers who are misleadingly presented on Press TV’s programming as serious and credible experts.

Among those who have appeared on Press TV are American anti-Semite and racist David Duke; Imam Abdul Alim Musa, head of the Masjid Al Islam Mosque in Washington, D.C., who is affiliated with the anti-Semitic Sabiqun movement; Mark Glenn, a virulently anti-Semitic conspiracy theorist; and Gordon Duff, Senior Editor of the conspiracy-oriented website Veterans Today that alleges, for example, that Israelis and Jewish members of the Bush administration carried out the 9/11 attacks as a “false flag” operation to provoke war.

The report also highlights some of the hateful content featured on Press TV so far in 2012 including bogus allegations of Zionist control over world events, “Israeli Lobby” control of the American government, excessive Jewish/Zionist influence as a result of disproportionate wealth, and Jews and Israel secretly being behind a number of “false flag” operations.

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October 5, 2012

Anti-Semite Mark Glenn Gave Speech at Ahmadinejad Dinner in New York

Additional information has emerged about American extremists invited by the Iranian government to a dinner honoring Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in New York City on September 25, 2012.  Ahmadinejad was in town to attend the United Nations General Assembly.

Mark Glenn’s official invitiation to the Ahmadinejad dinner

In addition to Louis Farrakhan, the Iranian government invited Mark Glenn, a virulently anti-Semitic conspiracy theorist  (who claims that Jews control banks, the stock exchange, politicians and the media) to speak at the dinner. Glenn, who makes regular appearances on Press TV, Iran’s English-language satellite network, used the dinner as an opportunity to attack Jews and Israel.

Glenn discussed his speech on the September 27 edition of his program on “The Ugly Truth,” an anti-Semitic online radio network and blog he runs. Glenn claimed that he shocked the guests at the dinner by asserting that the Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu, “is correct” in saying that “Iran’s nuclear program is going to wipe Israel off the face of the map.”  In Glenn’s vision of the future, Iran will use nuclear power for peaceful purposes and will be “the nucleus” around which all other Middle Eastern countries will revolve in “a perfectly harmonious orbit.”  Glenn asserted that a united Middle East would then be able to rid the world of Israel, and that countries outside the region would also “kick Jews out of places of power.”

Glenn let his listeners know how much the attendees at the dinner appreciated his speech, saying, “I saw people wiping their eyes.” He claimed that the speech has now opened several major doors for him, which he will reveal in the near future.  Glenn also indicated that his invitation to the dinner and his appearances on Press TV have brought him closer to Iranian government officials, including Ahmadinejad.

This is not the first time Glenn has had dealings with Ahmadinejad. In 2007, Glenn organized “No More Wars for Israel,” an event in Irvine, California that consisted of protests and lectures demonizing Jews and Israel. According to Glenn, the event featured a videotaped message from Ahmadinejad, in which he condemned Zionism as a racist movement and a danger to world peace.

Glenn let his radio listeners know that Ahmadinejad is one of his heroes. Before recounting his dinner speech on his show, Glenn ranted against the evils of Israel and claimed that Iran was, in contrast, “a highly cultured, blameless society.”

In addition, Glenn compared Netanyahu and Jewish supporters to vampires, saying that they “feed on innocent human blood.” He promoted a conspiracy theory that Israel is moving nuclear weapons into major cities and waiting for an opportune moment for its “operatives” to detonate them. Glenn later referred to Judaism as “a mental defect that leads to mental illness, spiritual barbarism” and “left unchecked, can bring the world to the brink of utter annihilation.”

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March 14, 2012

Iran’s Press TV Gives Voice to Anti-Israel Conspiracy Theorists

Mark Glenn, a contributor to the anti-Semitic, conspiracy-oriented publication American Free Press, was interviewed on March 11 by Iran’s English-language propaganda television station, Press TV. During the interview, Glenn claimed that the suffering inflicted on the Palestinians by Israel is greater than the atrocities Jews faced during the Holocaust.
Glenn, who subscribes to and promotes numerous anti-Semitic conspiracy theories, also said that “Israel’s existence is totally dependent upon keeping the people around her divided, squabbling,” and that “sympathy [for the Holocaust] has now extended itself way beyond its shelf life.”
Press TV, headquartered in Tehran, has long embraced extremist elements and activists and provided a platform for them to air their views and opinions, many of which reflect Iran’s worldview. Like Glenn. many of the guests interviewed by the station are known for their conspiratorial anti-Israel views.
For example, Alison Weir, president of the Council for the National Interest (CNI) and If Americans Knew, two anti-Israel organization that opposes U.S. aid and support to Israel, was interviewed by Press TV regarding the 2012 American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) conference. “AIPAC is very dangerous to the world and it’s especially dangerous for Americans,” Weir said in the exclusive interview.
Another frequent guest on Press TV and ally of the Iranian regime is Imam Abdul Musa, the head of the Masjid Al Islam Mosque in Washington D.C. and founder of Sabiqun, an anti-Semitic Muslim group advocating for a global Islamic state. In a 2010 interview, Alim Musa claimed that the Israeli Mossad and the U.S. government were behind most acts of terrorism, and has frequently called the U.S. government “Zionist occupied.”

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